Older iPhone Models May Stop Working This Weekend Without Update

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If you have an older iPhone or iPad, you’ll have to finally accept that latest update notification, this weekend.

Apple warns that anyone with an iPhone 5 or older must update to the iOS 10.3.4 by midnight November 3, to keep the device online.

“If the update to iPhone 5 is not completed by November 3, 2019, you will be required to back up and restore using a Mac or PC in order to update because over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup will not work,” stated the Apple press release.

The issue is tied to the device’s GPS system and the update is needed to give an accurate location.

The GPS is also connected to maintaining the right date and time and without it, the phone may be disconnected to functions that rely on that.

The apps affected include the App store, iCloud, email, and web browser.

Many iPhone users delay updating their older phones because it causes performance issues and causes it to lag.

Some claim Apple purposely causes this issue to get people to purchase newer phones, often referred to as “planned obsolescence.” But the company denied this in 2018.

“We have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades,” said Apple at the time.

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